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Mycobacterium iranicum infection in a patient with fish tank granuloma: a first case report Volume 28, issue 2, March-April 2018

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1 Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany
2 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
3 University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
4 Department of Dermatology, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany
5 Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital Regensburg, University of Regensburg, Germany

We read with interest the case of a Belgian patient with cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection after fish pedicure treatment [1]. Indeed, M. marinum infection is a common cause of skin infections in individuals following exposure to water or fish [2]. However, there are other non-tuberculous mycobacteria that may give rise to difficult-to-treat cutaneous infections. In February 2017, we examined a 58-year-old, previously healthy woman who presented with a soft, ulcerated tumour on the back of [...]